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The Rogbonko Village Retreat

Main Street, Freetown, Sierra Leone
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The Rogbonko Village Retreat
Ranked #2 of 24 Freetown B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

A group of 4 friends stayed for 2 nights in September 2013, organised via Visit Sierra Leone. Staying here was a fantastic experience. You will be very well looked after by Abass. The food was excellent. It is very good value for money. The accommodation is basic, with no running water and no electricity, but it has a decent bathroom.... More

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Kiev
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

It is a paradise in hectic Sierra Leone. Do not hesitate to ask hosts about anything you want and you will get it. You can prearrange it communicating with Sheka before your visit. The village is still not touristy so you need to hurry untill it will become very popular with growing tourism. You can travel there independently in dry... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

The Rogbonko village retreat is a great, silent place by the river in a little haven in the jungle. The rooms are nice, the hosts are very friendly and full of stories. The food is very good, but try to ask for "black tea" - you will receive a cup of real coffee! How great is that, in a country... More

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Guildford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

Was a bit worried this 'village retreat' would feel voyeuristic, but its actually very well run. The village goes about its daily life, making palm oil, weaving baskets etc. and your welcome to watch. No one is putting on a show but your presence is welcomed as it benefits the village. The location is on the edge of the village... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

For those who is considering to go, but have some doubts: Was there in December 2011 solo. Went there almost blindly with minimum information about the place - were leaving as an absolutely happy client - just truly unforgettable experience and plunge into the real country life in Sierra Leone and Africa as a whole The way there is not... More

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Freetown, Sierra Leone
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2011

This is a great place to experience real Sierra Leonean life in a village first hand. The accomodation is clean, well serviced and very traditional - the people in the village have been well prepared so you can observe and even join in village life without any adverse impact. This should be a must on any visit to Sierra Leone

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Address: Main Street, Freetown, Sierra Leone
Location: Sierra Leone > Western Area > Freetown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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Deep in the heart of Sierra Leone, approached by a dirt track winding through palm trees and fields of rice, sorghum and maize, lies Rogbonko Mathaka - ‘The Place in the Forest’. The Rogbonko Village Retreat gives those seeking new experiences and adventures an insight into another country. Sleeping in a traditional house, eating local food and joining in with the life of the village, they will gain a greater appreciation of rural Sierra Leone. ... more   less 
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